Mobile Security Quiz
by Staff
How safe is your iPhone for online banking or sensitive business transactions? Before you text your Social Security number to a new Facebook friend in Mongolia, take our mobile security quiz!

On March 2, 2011, Apple announced that it had sold how many iPhones since the product was released in 2007?

  • 1 million
  • 100 million
  • 1 billion

As of August 2011, which operating system owned the most market share in the smartphone sector?

  • Google Android
  • Apple
  • Microsoft

Which mobile operating system is considered the most vulnerable to mobile security threats?

  • Apple iOS
  • Google Android
  • Microsoft Windows Phone

If you choose the "erase data" option in your iPhone security settings, how many chances do you have to enter a correct passcode before the phone erases everything?

  • 5
  • 10
  • 15

True or False: The passcode lock is a default setting on the iPhone.

  • TRUE

In 2011, the average mobile phone user spends a total of 74 minutes a day using a Web browser, either on their computer or on their phone. How many minutes a day do they spend using mobile Web apps?

  • 43
  • 66
  • 81

What do security experts call a malicious Web app that masquerades as a useful program?

  • Badapp
  • Malware
  • Fakebook

How many Android users were infected by the DroidDream malware attack of 2011?

  • 260,000
  • 570,000
  • 1 million

True or False: Anyone can post an app to the Apple App Store.

  • TRUE

In the first 6 months of 2011, how many apps in the open-source Android Market were identified as malware in disguise?

  • 15
  • 260
  • 400

What's the popular terminology for illegally listening in on an unencrypted WiFi network?

  • Sniffing
  • Spoofing
  • Snooping

Mobile payments are a lucrative target for hackers. What is the projected annual total of mobile payment transactions by 2014?

  • $600 milion
  • $100 billion
  • $600 billion

What do you call an iPhone that has been hacked in such a way as to allow the user to download apps not approved by the App Store?

  • Unlocked
  • Jailbroken
  • Freephoned

The iPhone 4 requires a user to sync the phone with iTunes in order to receive the latest security patches. What percentage of iPhone users never sync their phone?

  • 10 percent
  • 50 percent
  • 80 percent

In mobile security parlance, what does "repackaging" mean?

  • Inserting malware into an existing app and reselling it to unsuspecting consumers.
  • Putting a new cover on a mobile device that has been compromised by hackers.
  • Selling a knock-off phone as an iPhone

What's the popular term for malware that's automatically downloaded when a user clicks on an Internet ad?

  • Bait and switch
  • Frownload
  • Malvertising

What percentage of free iPhone apps have the ability to access your location based on GPS coordinates?

  • None
  • 40 percent
  • All of them

One out of every ______ mobile device users will click on a phishing link every year.

  • 5
  • 10
  • 20

Lost gadgets are so common that the mobile security service Lookout claims it locates a missing mobile device every _______.

  • 5 seconds
  • Minute
  • 5 minutes

According to the American Bankers Association, what percentage of Americans prefer to do all of their banking online?

  • 23 percent
  • 62 percent
  • 81 percent